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Pandora Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   119 / 34 moo 2, North Chaweng Beach Road | Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Pandora Boutique Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 101 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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25 hotel reviews
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“Great stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This review is slightly delayed.
Stayed in Pandora somewhere in October 2012.

Reservation was done directly with Wan and upon checkin in, we realised she was such a warm and lovely person. Thank you Wan for making our stay so enjoyable.

We got the BEST room which is extremely huge.
There's a pc which houses so many movies that makes you want to stay in and watch tv the entire day. The room was also clean and i dont see any bugs anywhere.

Breakfast was simple but enough. The owner of the resort was there with his son.
And they initiated conversation with anyone there. You will definitely feel right at home here.

Getting to the beach, you will need to cross the road and walk through the hotel opposite Pandora. Less than 5 minutes walk. We also had seafood by the sea, which was a pleasant break.

Loved the stay here and will definitely return if im ever goin back to Koh Samui.

Room Tip: BEST room is super huge, especially for those who need that extra space.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I couldn't have enjoyed more my time in Pandora hotel. I have stayed with my sister in low season - Nov 2012. The hotel wasn't full, we felt like the whole place belonged to us. The staff were extremely friendly and helpfull. Every morning they served us the most wonderful breakfasts in the world - very tasty pancakes, lovely homemade breads, delicious jams (coconut, mango, banana...) and fresh fruit juice. Every morning we were welcomed by a smiley beautiful woman who offered us tasty coffee, yummy omelet or scrambled egg. I want to say to our wonderful breakfast lady - thank you so much for my ring - I'm wearing it every day.
The rooms were really cosy, the beds so confortable, one can change the colors of you lights in the rooms - it's gives the rooms a special character. We had a huge tv with free Skype and a 100 different movies - and believe me it was so nice to watch sometimes and relax before you went to bed. Watcharin (the lovely lady who took care of us) - you are part of this hotel - you are so kind and friendly - thank you so much for our wonderful stay - I will send you a photo of
all of us very shortly. We will be back soon - we need to be back soon :))))

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here a while ago in November 2010 and had a wonderful time. Horatio was extremely accommodating and the room was absolutely lovely. Very colourful and endless space for us both. It rained quite heavily during one of the days we were there and the computer in the room was great.

The location is great, a 5-10 minute walk from Chaweng beach so there is no need to rely on any other forms of transport. As we stayed for more than 3 nights, we got a complimentary massage, which was wonderful.

The staff were also wonderful and very attentive. We only had breakfast at the hotel and that was great. The only downside is that the pool was not working while we were there so we were unable to use it and the one at the hotel opposite was not particularly nice.

I probably won't return to Koh Samui again as in my opinion, it was over-commercialised, expensive and the beaches were not that great compared to the rest of Thailand but I would still highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Sayed in February 2012 as a couple.

Absolutely brilliant resort, the french family owners were so personable and helpful throughout our stay (booking day trips etc), we actually ended up cancelling our other resort stay to go back to Pandora for our second week in Samui.

When we first arrived we were told that due to a mishap the original room we booked was not available, and they upgraded us to a better suite.
The rooms were great, with a big twist on traditional rooms. We have stayed in the Fiesta Americana, Ridges, the Shang Ri La and the Intercontinental among others, and while the rooms are not Hilton-like, they are still up there with the best of them.

Nothing matches up to the personal and homely feeling we got while staying at Pandora.

It may not be great for single teens looking to get blind every night, but honestly, if thats what you want you'd be better off staying in central Chaweng above the Ark bar or something.

Thank you to Yannik, Maria and Hugo (and Wan and the other in-house staff) - we are currently planning our next trip over to Samui and will definitely be booking in!

-James and Sarah (Australia).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were in Ko Samui last february. We remember the warm accommodation of the owning french couple and the extraordinary decoration of the hotel. We also enjoyed very much the computer in the room with the possibility of wi fi and watching movies. Very cleanhotel and very freindly stuff. I recommend to who ever looks for a good hotel for a fair payment.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Pandora hotel is a wonderful hotel which is only 5 minutes distance from the airport, even the shopping area restaurants and bars. Beach is just across the road. Rooms were basic not too big but clean n well maintained. There was a problem of A/C it used to make noise as it was very old. The breakfast served is very nice and served on terrace. Its not too expensive either. Staff was very nice. You will love it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed at pandora in march 2012, the hotel is centrally located. Nothing great about it, breakfast was below average. It's a value hotel.. Close to the beach, we are not very experimental people in terms of our hotel. This is the only time we experimented but ya the experience was not bad. The only good thing is the location and the owner, very friendly people extremely helpful. They suggested us some nice restaurants. We wondered where is the swimming pool in the hotel.... In a nutshell if you are in a shoestring budget this hotel can be your choice.

Room Tip: Yeah beware of mosquitoes try n avoid room opp the breakfast area.
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Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 119 / 34 moo 2, North Chaweng Beach Road | Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Pandora Boutique Hotel)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#2 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#10 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pandora Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PANDORA is driven by ONE desire : To create affordable luxury for smart International travelers. PANDORA sits at the quiet Northern end of the worldwide famous Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui Island. Only a few minutes drive from Samui International Airport, the secluded PANDORA is not a beach resort but is only 100 m walking distance to the beach (with direct access) and only a 10 minute walk to the heart of Chaweng City, which makes it a perfect spot for relaxing, but also for shopping and entertainment. PANDORA's eco-friendly unique design was imagined by a French designer who has created a series of 9 stylish comic inspired bungalows to compliment the smooth rhythm of Koh Samui’s tropical mood. Our private, tropical and colorful PANDORA is your space to PLAY, space to THINK, space to RELAX. You will enjoy personalized service, high class room facilities, Natural Tropical bathroom amenities, In-room internet technologies and Healthy bites for your breakfast. PANDORA is the perfect place for couples, with a unique blend of luxury, style and romance in a quiet atmosphere and the personal touch that only a small boutique hotel can offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pandora Hotel Chaweng
Pandora Resort Chaweng
Pandora Hotel Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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